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Office of the Provost's email digest: December 13, 2017
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Final Grade Roster Open in CUNYfirst Final Grade Roster Open in CUNYfirst
CUNYfirst grades opened today, December 13, 2017. All grade rosters are due Wednesday, December 27, 2017. CUNYfirst can be accessed from any location where there is Internet availability.
Lief Library Introduces New Leisure Reading Collection Leonard Lief Introduces its New Leisure Reading Collection
The library has a new Leisure Reading Collection, located on the first floor opposite the Circulation and Reserve Desk. This collection was built to encourage the habit of recreational reading, which is not only restorative in times of stress, but fosters literacy and lifelong learning. Leisure reading books are drawn entirely from donations and consist of popular and literary fiction, poetry, cookbooks, biographies, science, and more. For more information contact Jennifer Poggiali.
CUNY Research Conference on Diversity & Inclusion CUNY Research Conference on Diversity & Inclusion
The 2018 CUNY Research Conference on Diversity & Inclusion marks the kick-off of a CUNY-wide research initiative. It will showcase research across CUNY and feature government, corporate, and foundation sponsors.
The Intentional Library The Intentional Library
How do we integrate intentionality into our daily practice as librarians to most effectively support the academic mission of our institution? We can practice mindfulness--the quality or state of being conscious or aware of something--to be reflective or embody a broader perspective on our activities and their impact on those we serve.
Lehman Faculty Publications Lehman Faculty Publications
We are pleased to announce these recent faculty publications:
We are always delighted to highlight the work of our Lehman faculty. If you would like to feature your work or that of a colleague in a futureDigest, please share the details with our office.
2018 IRG Info The CUNY Interdisciplinary Research Grant Competition Opens for 2018
As in the past two years, the competition is focused on research innovation in the urban setting. Last year Lehman faculty submitted six proposals in the fields of environmental studies, public health, and social sciences.
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The Library will be Open 24 Hours as a Study Hall from December 6-20
During December 6-12 - Library will offer its customary services until 11:00 p.m. (9:00 p.m. on weekends). The first floor remains open as a study hall from 11:00 p.m. through the 8:00 a.m. opening the following morning (11:00 a.m. on weekends). From December 13-20 - Library will remain open until Midnight - followed by overnight study hall access.
Lehman Art Department Studio Opening
The Art Department—with support from the Offices of the Provost, the Dean of Arts & Humanities, and Campus Planning and Facilities—has recently opened twenty-one new state-of-the-art individual studios on two levels of the Fine Arts Building. The studios are being used by graduate and advanced undergraduate students to create independent work under faculty supervision.
Lehman Bookstore Accepting Winter '17 & Spring '18 Textbook Orders
Winter session is almost upon us, and spring is just around the corner! The bookstore is now requesting your winter 2017 and spring 2018 textbook orders. Early orders make life better for you and your students.
Study, Explore, Exchange, Experience Abroad
CUNY requires faculty and staff traveling abroad with students to obtain travel insurance through a specific plan negotiated with Cultural Insurance Services International (policy details here). If you are traveling on CUNY business without students, you are also eligible for this comprehensive coverage at a special rate. Furthermore, if you are traveling with dependents, you may also insure them under this plan.

Recommendations for International Travel Without Students Follows:
The 2018 National Conference on Undergraduate Research
The National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) promotes undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative activity in all fields of study by sponsoring an annual conference for students. The 2018 conference, hosted by the University of Central Oklahoma, takes place April 4-7, 2018.
Save the Date: Lehman's 10th Annual Student Scholars Conference
An Exhibition of Student Research, Scholarship and Creative Work, Monday, April 23, 2018 from 9-5 p.m. Call for abstracts to be announced December 2017.
NSF will be Conducting the 2018 CAREER Proposal Writing Workshop
An NSF CAREER Proposal Writing Workshop will be held on March 25-27, 2018, in Charlotte, NC. The application deadline is is January 8, 2018. The workshop aims to provide future CAREER proposal submitters with proposal review experience and interactions with NSF program directors and recent NSF CAREER awardees.
Lehman Wins the College Fed-Maiden Lane Division
The College Fed Challenge is designed to bring real-world economics into the classroom. Teams play the role of monetary policymakers by analyzing economic conditions and recommending a course for monetary policy. Congratulations to Professor Papainikolaou and his student team, Fredrick Boakye, Tushain Neulman, Tashane Henry, and Jesus Minervino on their win.
Spice Up Your Lectures
Do you wish you could learn some reliable strategies for making your lectures more exciting, engaging your students, and helping them better understand and retain what you teach? Whether you have been teaching for years and want some fresh takes on pedagogy, or are relatively new to teaching but recognize the need to make your efforts more effective, you will be pleased to know about a new service now available to you at Lehman.
From the Office of the Registrar
Effective Winter/Spring 2018, class section numbers will no longer include “W” to denote a Writing Intensive section. All sections will be using the Bell block section designations and “Writing Intensive” will continue to be denoted as a course attribute in CUNYfirst.
Lehman College Enrollment Management and Financial Aid
In 2017, total enrollment at Lehman increased by 1,000 students. This fall, about 950 freshmen and 1,400 transfer students joined the campus community—an increase since 2016 by nearly 37% and 15%, respectively. This remarkable growth has been made possible by numerous entities on campus within the Division of Enrollment as well as the Financial Aid Office. Their behind-the-scenes efforts to recruit, enroll, and fund Lehman students, as well as ensure student success, are too often invisible. Provost Fayne and President Cruz recently took a virtual and physical “tour” of this vital work and want to share with you what they learned. Please take a look at the Power Point slide deck to find out what it takes to bring students into the classroom, shepherd them through graduation, and prepare them for the future.
PSC-CUNY Research Award Programs
It’s not too late to apply for the PSC-CUNY Research Award Program. For more information contact the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs and see the links below.

Foundation Funding Opportunities and Upcoming Deadlines
If you are looking for funds to support your academic and creative work, publications, programming, and travel, consider applying for a private foundation grant. For more information, contact Lisa Hirschfield, Communications and Research Specialist in the Office of the Provost, to discuss possibilities (ex. 8044).

Upcoming deadlines that may be of interest include:
  • Brain Research Foundation Fay/Frank Seed Grant Program
    LOI due January 9, 2018 ($80,000/2 years)
  • ACLS Digital Extension Grants
    January 10, 2018 ($125,000)
  • American Psychological Foundation’s John and Polly Sparks Early Career grant program
    March 15, 2018 ($18,000)
  • NYSHealth Foundation conference participation grants – rolling deadline ($2,000)
eVerification of Grades
To address compliance and avoid financial penalties, eVerification will allow faculty to verify their grades online and provide supporting documentation for "F" and Incomplete (INC) grades assigned to students.
Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
Are you looking for research, project, travel, or fellowship funding? Thinking about it, but not sure what's out there or where to begin? Sign up for the Philanthropy News Digest (PND) to have the latest Requests for Proposals (RFPs) emailed to you directly. RFP alerts are a free service from the PND, the Foundation Center's newsletter. It's never too early to start your search, or learn about funding that's available for research, scholarship projects, fellowships, and more--and new RFPs are announced daily.
CUNY Guidelines on Publishing In Predatory Journals
A recent article in The New York Times suggested that faculty across the nation, including CUNY faculty, are increasingly using pay-to-publish "predatory" journals and conferences as outlets for disseminating research findings.
Changes to the Common Rule--Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects
A change in federal policy for the protection of human subjects will go into effect on January 19, 2018. These changes in federal regulations will result in a number of changes to the CUNY HRPP policies and procedures.
Research in the Classroom
The CUNY Office of Research is pleased to announce the 2017 Research in the Classroom Idea Grant Competition. The goal of the program is to promote integration of authentic research experiences into the undergraduate classroom.
Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is accepting applications for the 2018 Ford Foundation Fellowships Programs for Achieving Excellence in College and University Teaching.
CUNY Policy for Final Grade Submission Deadlines
Beginning fall 2017, City University of New York (CUNY) will implement a university-wide Final Grade Submission Deadline policy.
The Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs is the College's chief academic officer and senior member of the Cabinet. The Provost is responsible for all educational programs, as well as for academic issues that relate to the faculty, including appointments, promotions, and evaluations. She also is responsible for preparing accreditation reviews, strategic planning, and the review of division and departmental budgets. Questions? Email alison.abreu@lehman.cuny.edu or call 718-960-8222.